Two girls in Wichita Falls, TEXAS were shot yesterday in a drive-by shooting. 13 year old Lauren Landavazo died of her wounds, and Makayla Smith is in critical condition.
The two girls were friends who attended Middle School together in Wichita Falls. There friendship was just like MILLIONS of middle school friendships in America. But what may have gotten them shot, is the fact that was that 13-year-old Lauren was White and 13-year-old Makayla Smith was Black.
You see police believe that the suspect who shot the girls, may have been a White Supremacist that targeted the two girls.
Here’s a pic of Lauren with some of her friends:
The suspect was described as a white male, possibly between the ages of 16 and 18 with shaggy brown hair, possibly driving a black pickup. Witness reports indicated he was armed with a rifle.
About 3.30 p.m. shots rang out again in the area, apparently coming from nearby Tower Drive.
Police rushed from the shooting scene to where the shots were reported, and two people were detained after searching a residence in the 5100 block of Tower. It was not immediately clear whether either of those individuals was suspected in the shooting of the girls.